Unpopular opinion-- I hate Fall. Sorry, not sorry. It’s freezing in the morning, too hot in the afternoon and you never know if it’s going to rain or snow. Fall is literally the worst. But the most unbearable part about Fall are the things you’re “supposed to do” during the Fall - photoshoots, apple and pumpkin picking, cute cozy baked goods. No. I can’t. I can’t get into a season that causes me so much stress.
Fall is the season that classes start up again, and the weather is so awful you never know what to wear. The colors on the trees are pretty, but I like to view them from the warmth of my bedroom window. Here’s a list of fun Fall things to do if you’re like me and you hate Fall.
1. Start a new Netflix binge
Obvious choice-- with new movies and TV shows coming out every month, Netflix is always a good option for any season. Fall is the best season to start a new binge watch, though, because all of the horror movies roll out on Netflix. Whether you like scary, suspenseful movies, cheesy movies with bad special effects, or terrifying, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-the-screen gory movies, Netflix has something for you. Also, American Horror Story starts up on FX and the most recent full season gets added to Netflix, so you can relive all the psychological thrill of AHS: Hotel while simultaneously screaming at your TV because you haven’t seen enough of Evan Peters yet on AHS: Roanoke.
2. Bring your friends over for a get-together
Have a spa day, video game day, crafting day or baking day. But like, Fall themed. You can paint a canvas featuring the oranges and yellows of the leaves outside without actually going outside. Stay in the warmth. It’s gross out there.
3. Learn something new
Fall is the season when most people our age start classes again, but it’s never too late to learn something new. Fire up that laptop and learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube or how to make a latte or how to count to twenty in Sanskrit. Why? Why not? Fall is a season of learning, even though the weather can’t learn to make up its mind.
4. Start a new workout routine
Beat the holiday weight gain before you even put it on. Also, if you get into a new fitness regime now, you won’t be discouraged or overwhelmed when the New Year’s Resolution people show up to the gym in January and take up all the machines for three weeks, then never show up again (and yes, I’m that person and I’m sorry). Check out Youtube for some beginner workouts that you can do in your own home with some small weights or no equipment at all. If you really want to make your workout routine Fall themed, use pumpkins or bags of Halloween candy as weights. Also, no one expects people to lose weight in the fall, so show off to all your haters when you debut that slick outfit at the holiday party. #slay
5. Take a nap
Naps are always appropriate, no matter what the season. Just hibernate until Fall is over.